[erlang-questions] languages in use? [was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?]

Miles Fidelman <>
Mon Feb 17 00:18:12 CET 2014


:-)

Though, personally, I think I'll rely on Erlang on my servers, Ada when 
I'M flying on something.

Cheers,

Miles

Thomas Lindgren wrote:
>
> Why, Miles, the solutions are similar -- we just launch another one.
>
> Best,
> Thomas
>
>
>
> On Sunday, February 16, 2014 10:11 PM, Miles Fidelman 
> <> wrote:
>
>     Jesper Louis Andersen wrote:
>     >
>     > On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 3:46 PM, Miles Fidelman
>     > < <mailto:>
>     <mailto:
>     <mailto:>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >    Nice piece.
>     >
>     >    What's frightening about it  is how closely those requirements
>     >    also scream "Ada"  - which seems to have become the language of
>     >    choice for aviation software - both hard real-time fly-by-wire
>     >    software and massively distributed systems for air traffic
>     >    control.  (Dare I say it, another language that "flys under the
>     >    radar." :-)
>     >
>     >    Talk about divergent solutions to similar requirements.
>     >
>     >
>     > I'll claim that they cover different areas. The key difference
>     is hard
>     > vs soft real time. Where Ada can work with the former, Erlang
>     relaxes
>     > the requirement to soft realtime and gains a lot of benefits by
>     doing so.
>     >
>
>     Good point.  "Let it crash" does take on a whole different meaning
>     when
>     dealing with aircraft and such.
>
>     Miles
>
>     -- 
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>     In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra
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